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  • Google Duo (Android and Apple) or Facetime (Apple only, I believe). Free on your mobile and works wonders for these (and many other technical and social) situations.

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    • Installing a one shot lubrication system on mt FP2, it took a while to get a hold of all the fittings and then some didn't fit and I had to order again... and I made some of my own parts on the lathe too because I got tired of waiting, made a 6mm tube to 3/8x28 TPI adapter to mount the manifold, the tube end mounted on a 6mm compression fitting.

      It was a PITA to fit the manifold to the pump. I wanted to get rid of the 90 degree bend and mount the manifold straight to the pump but it wasn't possible, pump did not work without the elbow. So I had t mount it skewed like this to clear.

      Anyway it's almost installed. Need to figure out how to pull the line for the 3rd oil nipple that's on the operator side.



      Perhaps like this, I believe it can be made to clear if I can attach it somehow. Guess more holes have to be drilled, which I am not thrilled about.

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      • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
        Guess more holes have to be drilled, which I am not thrilled about.
        If you clean the surface first, would self-adhesive mounts work? Something like these or these?

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        • That's certainly worth a try!

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          • Have finished battling the kitchen worktops. Water-based varnish trashed by a cleaner called "Elbow Grease". I'd have put money on a 40 grit belt sander vs a varnished surface....and lost it all! Hand scraped it and finished it with Osmo Top Oil. Very good once you apply it with a lint-free cloth to get the coats thin enough.

            Putting stuff away, spotted the damp by the patio doors. Scraped out the old silicone and pumped in a bucket load of new stuff to properly seal it before the rains hit. UPVC quadrant to follow on top.

            Spilled my coffee (being daft with my kid), cleaned the carpet with shop vac that's a wet/dry VAX. In looking for the carpet cleaner, discovered the kitchen sink drain leaking. No parts available during the apocalypse so spent the day cleaning up the parts (which stunk delightfully), reassembling and resealing. Then mowed the lawn. Can't say it's been the relaxing time off I was hoping for!

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            • Looking around for things that need doing. Did a couple versions of a new layout for the library, which needs more bookcases, then put them in KeyShot to see how the lighting would be. Still thinking abut that, gotta be a better layout than my result, which only added two floor-to-ceiling cases. Went looking for more trouble

              Fixed a toilet, checked a relative's taxes. Found a small leak in a shower faucet, and decided not to open that up right now.

              Then went down to the shop and sorted a bunch of short turret lathe reamers that I may want to use in the Logan turret. I have them from 9/16" down to at least 0.045". I'd be afraid to use the little bitty ones on the Logan, they may go over to the clock making area, could use them with the Boley.

              Discovered some are not marked, and of those, some are 3 flute, which I have no way of measuring. I have gauge pins down to 0.062 (not far enough), but no "gauge holes" (in fact I have never heard of any such thing, aside from actual go/no-go gauges), I'd have to ream a hole with each one, then try pins in the resulting hole, if I had small enough pins.

              Found storage tubes for the ones down to 0.0937", put the rest back in their little box along with the 3 flute ones, "to deal with later" Thought about making the 3/8", 1/4", 3/16" and 1/8" bushings for the adjustable reamer holder, but decided not to for now. Need to make a floating holder, that takes up to 5/8" shank.

              Decided to waste some time on the internet.

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              Went back to do the "deal with later", and cleaned the clotted oil off the remaining reamers, since it is cold out, was just snowing, and then it turned to rain. No yard work today.

              Started to sort them after cleaning, and realized several things: 1) they are all really small, so much so that they are really unsuited to the Logan (I do not have a turret etc for the Boley). 2) many have to be measured, and probably re-marked, as the markings are gone or illegible. 3) I don't want to put these little ones in individual tubes, and there are a lot of sizes. I do not have a "storage solution" for them. Put the cleaned reamers back in the box "for later", now the second time).

              Came up to waste time on the internet after dinner. Thought about some extra plastic cartridge boxes I have as possible storage. Did not go down to check those out, partly because I would have to find them.
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              Keep eye on ball.
              Hashim Khan


              It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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              • @ 10am this morning that was just a drawing of a fishing lure my Son wanted to make. I modeled it in cad with a few changes he wanted to make (changed the legs), 3d printed the mold and by 2:30 was pouring plastisol and a lure was born. Can't wait to try it. Just PLA and I'm surprised at how good it direct pours. This opens a lot of doors for more quick soft plastic designs, and prototypes. I need to make an injector for some ofther designs I have rolling around in my brain. Only poured it in white because I didn't feel like mixing up another colour.

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                • Over the past couple weeks I made a door and window for my shed. The window was made with some old (1877?) sashes from my house after all were replaced with new double pane, and I made the frame from 2x6 lumber and smaller pieces. I had to replace some of the panes with some removed from other old frames, and I chipped off all the old paint and glazing, and reglazed with caulk. The door is made from 2x4, 2x6, and 2x8 lumber, with panels made from 1/4" OSB in grooves cut with a router.

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                  I also built a shelf for the steel parts cabinets and drawers I had restored from dismal condition last year:
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                  And, finally, today I had to have my dear friend Mister Tibbs euthanized. I have had him for less than three years, and he is probably about 13 years old, with kidney failure. I am fortunate to have been able to give him love and affection, and life itself, during his final years, and the euthanasia was my ultimate gift of love.

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                  Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                  USA Maryland 21030

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                  • Sorry to hear about your dog . They have a special place in our hearts. I hope you have another dog and if not its a chance for another dog to be loved and looked after.

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                    • Made some brackets from scrap bin specials.

                      The mission: to hang the whiteboard from the office on the dining room wall for our new enforced home school. The problem? No mounting points on the whiteboard, it's designed to be edge-clamped but I can't (read: it would go badly for me if I did!) drill additional holes in the dining room wall. Could get two at the top but with nothing at the bottom, it's not staying there.

                      Found some thin aluminium sheet that used to be the fins of a heatsink. Tidied up some bits and put a 90° bend in them. Chunk of aluminium screwed to it and they now act like sort of hooks that slide under the rim of the whiteboard. Strip of self-adhesive velcro (the soft part) on the bottom edge to stop it scratching the wallpaper and done!
                      Pics attached so you stand some chance of understand what I mean!

                      Oh, and I'm no longer a member of the never-broken-a-tap club :-C
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                      • I'm sure Mr Tibbs was a happier dog in his last 3 years because of you. Sorry to hear this, it's hard to let go, just think of the good memories.

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                        • I made holders for the end mills and drills that Nickel City Fab sent me. Nothing fancy, but I wanted to protect the edges.

                          Then I shaved my mustache, leaving me clean shaven for the first time in decades. Wife took a picture while we were out shopping so we could prove to my son that I'd really shaved.

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                          At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

                          Location: SF East Bay.

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                          • Paul, I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Tibbs and you have my heartfelt condolences.. I've been there too.
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • Originally posted by danlb View Post
                              I made holders for the end mills and drills that Nickel City Fab sent me. Nothing fancy, but I wanted to protect the edges.

                              Then I shaved my mustache, leaving me clean shaven for the first time in decades. Wife took a picture while we were out shopping so we could prove to my son that I'd really shaved.

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                              How does that picture prove you shaved?
                              Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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                              • I cut up 260 feet of 1/2"x1/8" steel to build some Squirrel/Rabbit/Robin retarding structures for my new Strawberries. The bending fixture is built and there are 36 arches to bend. Still have to build a fixture to hold things in place to weld.
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